Rhodolite Garnet

Physical characteristics

  • Species: Garnet
  • Hardness: 7-7.5
  • Composition: Magnesium iron aluminum silicate
  • Mineral Family: Silicate
  • Luster: vitreous


  • Birthstone: January
  • Symbolic quality: strength, clarity, and courage



About Rhodolite Garnet

The name of this lustrous gem comes from the Latin word “granatum”, which means pomegranate, likely because of the resemblance between the gemstone and the glistening red seeds. The intense colour of the Rhodolite Garnet brings to mind the passion of fire. Thus it symbolizes physical love and the relationship between loving partners.

The warm appearance of Rhodolite Garnet represents honesty and trustworthiness. It is associated with hope and courage, believed to be a supportive gemstone when you face a challenge. Its unique vibration also stirs the strength and energy within us, promoting better “Chi” and self-confidence.